It has been called the strongest all along, but it is not easy to win the championship title once. This is the story of Hyundai Engineering & Construction in the women’s professional volleyball team. Hyundai E&C, which missed the chance to win the championship even after ranking first in the regular league for two seasons due to the suspension of the league due to the Corona 19 disaster, is walking on a rough road this season, including the departure of foreign players and key liberos from injuries, and the emergence of a powerful rival led by Kim Yeon-kyung. .
Hyundai E&C is unable to play starting libero Kim Yeon-gyeon in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Round 5 Pepper Savings Bank game held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 10th. On the 7th, Kim Yeon-gyeon left due to a right ankle injury at the end of the second set of Heungkuk Life. The club said, “As a result of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination, the ligament part of the right ankle was ruptured.” Hyundai E&C will compete with Pepper Savings Bank (10th), Korea Expressway Corporation (14th) and KGC Ginseng Corporation (17th) for two weeks when Kim Yeon-gyeon leaves.
Before his injury this season, Kim Yeon-gyeon was performing at his best after his debut, ranking first in the dig (5.778 average per set), 10th in receiving efficiency (41.40%), and 4th in defense (7.626 average per set). It is all the more painful because he showed an activity that is comparable to that of any other striker with ‘Super Dig’, which is no different from scoring. 바카라
Moreover, it is a bad news that occurred in the car that was just about to acquire a foreign substitute player and form a complete body. Hyundai E&C has been playing the season only with domestic players as existing foreign player Yasmin Bedardt last played a long game against Pepper Savings Bank on December 18 last year. Hyundai E&C, which had been dominating with 15 consecutive wins at the opening, recorded 7 wins and 5 losses in 12 games after Yasmin’s absence, barely exceeding 50% of the win rate, and narrowly defended the top spot.
In the meantime, second place Heungkuk Life Insurance pursued to the bottom of the chin. At the forefront is Kim Yeon-kyung. Last season’s V-League women’s division was literally Hyundai E&C’s monopoly. The second place Korea Expressway Corporation sometimes broke Hyundai E&C’s winning streak, but it did not threaten the first place.
This season is different. Only with Kim Yeon-kyung’s addition, Heungkuk Life Insurance emerged as a candidate for the championship from 6th place last season. Kim Yeon-kyung is still active on both sides of the offense and defense with top-notch skills in the V-League, while also being responsible for the team’s mental support. The fandom that the ‘Volleyball Empress’ drives every game is also a burden to the opposing team.
In the end, Heungkuk Life Insurance captured Hyundai E&C on the 7th and tied the score (60 points). With Kim Yeon-kyung’s return to the V-League, Hyundai E&C has another big obstacle to win.
Attention is focusing on whether foreign substitute Lee Vone Montaño will give Hyundai E&C a breather. Montaño, who signed a contract with Hyundai E&C on the 6th, is expected to make his debut in the Pepper Savings Bank match on the 10th.